2014 Grant Application Workshop Webinar

The Missouri Community Service Commission (MCSC) hosted a webinar on November 14-15, 2013 to provide instructions for the 2014 AmeriCorps grant competition. Please click on the following links below to review the recording of the workshop and learn more about this funding opportunity in Missouri. Also, the PowerPoint presentations have been provided as well. If you are interested in applying and/or have questions about the application, contact MCSC staff at (877) 210-7611.

The MCSC receives federal funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service. AmeriCorps funds are available to 501(c)3 non-profit and faith-based organizations, state and local government, and educational institutions. Funds may be used to address the most pressing problems in communities and neighborhoods in areas of disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.

Session 1:    http://modwd.adobeconnect.com/p61c01a657f/

Session 2:    http://modwd.adobeconnect.com/p23wdz5ovss/

Session 3:    http://modwd.adobeconnect.com/p3rszizhvut/


AmeriCorps Grants

2014 Concept Paper Guidelines (fillable form)

2014 Missouri Specific AmeriCorps Grant Guidelines

2014 Face Sheet for Missouri Specific AmeriCorps Application (fillable form)

2014 Face Sheet Instructions

2014 AmeriCorps State and National Grants Guidelines

2014 AmeriCorps State and National Grants Application Instructions

2014 NOFO FAQs

Financial Management Survey (fillable)

AmeriCorps State Formula Cover Sheet (fillable)

Consultation Form

2014 MO-Specific Application Checklist

Having Trouble With your Performance Measures?? Check out the following link to the Performance Measurement Core Curriculum on the National Service Knowledge Network.


These self-paced tutorials have been designed to help applicants, grantees and subgrantees understand key concepts in performance measurement.

Each tutorial is paired with a set of skill building activities, complete with answer keys and notes for facilitators. Individuals viewing the tutorial can use these activities to explore real-world examples and case studies. State commissions, program staff and trainers can also use these materials to design trainings of their own.

Tutorial topics include:

  • Performance Measurement Instructions – Guidance on how to read and apply the National Performance Measures instructions.
  • Performance Measurement Basics—An introduction to the CNCS Agency-Wide Priority Measures.
  • Theory of Change—How to strengthen program outcomes by aligning community needs, program activities and performance measure outcomes.
  • Evidence—Strategies for using data in program design.
  • Quality Performance Measures—Basics of performance measurement including how to develop high quality outputs and outcomes that align with a theory of change.
  • Data Collection and Instruments—An introduction to practices for collecting high quality data.


Other Grant Opportunities


VISTA has been meeting the needs of low-income communities since 1965, when it was established as Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA). The AmeriCorps VISTA member’s role in addressing the problems of poverty in a particular community are to mobilize community resources, increase the capacity of the low-income community to solve problems, and ensure that activities initiated or expanded by VISTAs are sustained by the community when they leave. An education award is also available for VISTA members.

Senior Corps

The National Senior Service Corps helps people age 55 and older find service opportunities related to their interests and close to home. The Senior Corps includes three programs:

Foster Grandparents provide support to children with special needs by offering emotional support to children who have been abused and neglected, mentoring troubled teenagers and young mothers, and caring for premature infants and children with physical disabilities.

Senior Companions are people age 60 and older who provide assistance and friendship to elderly individuals who are homebound and, generally, living alone. Senior Companions often provide the essential services that prevent older Americans from having to enter nursing homes.

Retired and Senior Volunteers helps people 55 and older find service opportunities in their communities. RSVP involves seniors in service that matches their personal interests and makes use of their skills and life experiences.